It’s almost our chance to shower the incredibly talented and committed Sunnyside teachers and staff with lots of love & gratitude. Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner: Tuesday May 28th – Friday May 31st.
More info on this special week will be coming soon, but you can start here by donating to the fund that allows us to gift non classroom staff with this form:
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If you have questions regarding Staff Appreciation Week, ask Leonie at email@example.com.
SES presents a new, original musical: The Upstanders
This year’s musical, The Upstanders, will address the presence of bullies in our schools and the larger community. A secret society of reformed bullies and anti-bullying advocates, the Upstanders work furtively throughout the school and community to respond to bullying. But they will need help to turn the tide against bullies and create a safe community for all. Featuring input from the K-8 cast and crew members, this production explores students’ roles in incidences of bullying, what it means to be an ally, and possible interventions. In this moment more than ever, it is important for us all to practice being Upstanders rather than bystanders.
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, March 8th, 6:30pm
Saturday, March 9th, 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9th, 6:30pm
Cost is only $5 per ticket. Buy your tickets BELOW or get them an hour before showtimes. The shows often sell out, so plan ahead!
Please note:Maximum Capacity for the Auditorium is relatively low given that there are 130 students participating in the production. We ask that families of students in the performance sign up in advance for your preferred priority show, and if interested in attending more than one performance, arrive early to additional shows to purchase tickets. We will reserve about 20 seats for day-of-performance sales. Our goal with this system is to ensure that all families are able to attend at least one performance so every student can feel loving support in the audience. Thank you for your flexibility and willingness to accommodate.
TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. SALES OPEN AT 1PM. YOU CAN BUY FOR EITHER SHOW AT THIS TIME.
Lower your hunger while raising money for a good cause. Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5. 50% of net proceeds goes to Sunnyside Environmental School. Tell everyone you know to eat at Pastini at SE 20th & Division. Be sure to mention Sunnyside Environmental School when you order lunch or dinner. Take out food counts too!
Vera Brosgol is an Eisner Award and Harvey Award winning graphic novel illustrator. And she is coming to speak at our READ-A-THON kickoff event on February 19th.
She will be signing books at the end of her presentation. If your child would like to get one of her books and get it personally signed you can order below. All books ordered will be given to students who purchased on the day of the event.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls â€œboth classic and ultracontemporary,â€ Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.
One day, a grandmother shouts, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goalâ€•knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.
Vera Brosgol’s slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book A New York Times Notable Children’s Book A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016 A Horn Book Best Book of 2016 A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016
“Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost canâ€™t stand it.â€ â€•Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile
In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit inâ€•but thatâ€™s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Veraâ€™s single mother canâ€™t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price rangeâ€•Russian summer camp.
Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
A New York Times Book Reiview Notable Children’s Book of 2018 A Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of 2018 Selected as the Best Graphic Novel of 2018 by Parents Magazine
â€œAnya’s Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.â€ â€•Neil Gaiman
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “forever” part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friendâ€•even a ghostâ€•is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.
This title has Common Core connections.
A 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011 A Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011 Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults
The current measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington, raises questions about what parents should know to keep their children safe, and what their school will do if a case of measles is confirmed at their site. Follow this link to read more.
It is that time of year for the annual Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event with all monies raised benefiting the schoolâ€™s Go FUND. The goal of Go FUND is to ensure that all students, regardless of financial resources, are able to fully participate in our curriculum-based overnight field trips. SES middle-schoolers earn community service credits by working on event logistics, our neighbors feel welcomed on the school grounds, and we provide a valuable service â€” including eastside tree pickup whether in the rain, hail, snow or sun.
In the spirit of recycling and a â€˜circular economy,â€™ a local resource, Honl Tree Care, turns the trees into mulch chips, helping keep the perimeter school gardens well tended.
We offer both drop-off and pickup options and encourage early reservations via email or online. For residents who bring their trees to the school, we will have complimentary coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Invite your neighbors and help us promote the benefit!
Event hours and dates: Saturday Jan. 5 and Sunday Jan. 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Drop-off service: Just bring your trees to Sunnyside Environmental School; 3421 SE Salmon St, Portland OR 97214 on event weekend; drop-off in the asphalt area just behind the school bldg. Follow signs onsite. Requested donation is $ 5.
Pick-up service: Online or email reservation deadline is Thurs, 1/3/19 at 1pm. Available to eastside PDX residents with advance reservations. Requested donation is $ 10. You can make a reservation for tree pickup HERE. Alternatively, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include requested day, name, full address, contact #, and any special instructions. We ask that residents leave trees on a porch or nearby area no later than 9:00am on pickup day.
We prefer donations be made via direct PayPal link at: paypal.me/SEStreerecycling. Cash or checks made payable to SES PTSA are also acceptable.